Patricia A. Hintz, Partner


Pat Hintz is a member of the firm’s Business Law Group who practices primarily in the areas of taxation and tax-exempt organizations and counsels clients on a wide variety of federal, state and local tax matters. She has extensive experience representing clients in low-income housing tax credit transactions and has also represented clients in Historic and New Markets Tax Credit transactions.

Pat is licensed as a certified public accountant in Wisconsin, and prior to attending law school, was employed for more than six years as a tax advisor with Deloitte & Touche and PwC. She is a past-Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Tax Law section. Her recent experience includes:

  • Representation of investors and syndicators in low-income housing tax credit projects.
  • Frequent consultation regarding unrelated business income taxation of tax-exempt organizations including reporting of foreign investments and state taxation of unrelated business income.
  • Extensive experience with taxation of pass-through entities including S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
  • Planning for state and local excise, franchise, income, and sales and use tax, including nexus determinations and voluntary disclosure agreements.
  • Consultation on a variety of employment and income tax issues associated with employee compensation compliance and planning and taxation of employment settlement awards.
  • Successful representation of a pro bono client in a trial before the United States Tax Court.
  • Administrative and judicial dispute resolution in connection with matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and various state and local taxing authorities.
  • Applications for private letter rulings at both the federal and state level on a wide range of topics.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1994)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Wisconsin Law Review (Note and Comment Editor)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (M.S., 1991)
  • Marquette University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1994
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1994

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Taxation)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Board of Directors of Tax Section, 1998–present; Treasurer, 2000–present)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Secretary/Treasurer, 2001–present)
  • Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Member, Board of Directors, 1998–present; Treasurer, 2000–present)
  • Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin, 1988
  • Executive Women's Golf Association (Charter Member and Treasurer, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Chapter, 1999–2001)
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (Treasurer, 1997–2000)
  • Professional Staff, Deloitte & Touche LLP (1986–1991)
  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP (1985–1986)

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as Best Lawyers® 2020, 2023 Milwaukee Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Pro Bono Honor Society, 2015
  • “Woman in the Law” Honoree by the Wisconsin Law Journal, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2005–present: Tax Law, 2021, 2022: Nonprofit / Charities Law)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
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